Phalaris, Gardener's Garters, Reed Canary Grass, Ribbon Grass 'Strawberries & Cream'

Phalaris arundinacea

Family: Poaceae (poh-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Phalaris (FAL-ah-ris) (Info)
Species: arundinacea (a-run-din-uh-KEE-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Strawberries & Cream

Category:

Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Foliage:

Good Fall Color

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Cream/Tan

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

May be a noxious weed or invasive

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Gadsden, Alabama

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Jacksonville, Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Lombard, Illinois

Waukegan, Illinois

Waterloo, Iowa

Barbourville, Kentucky

Henderson, Kentucky

Cokato, Minnesota

Hibbing, Minnesota

Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Coram, New York

La Fargeville, New York

Coshocton, Ohio

Glouster, Ohio

Vieques, Puerto Rico

Goodlettsville, Tennessee

Alvin, Texas

Kaysville, Utah

Porterfield, Wisconsin

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
2
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jul 17, 2010, poisondartfrog from Barbourville, KY (Zone 7a) wrote:

This is a beautiful plant, but it is invasive in my garden under good conditions and was very difficult to get under control. I moved a small portion to the worst areas of my garden where it persists in unimproved clay.

Positive

On Jul 17, 2010, JayinMN from Hibbing, MN wrote:

Very hardy and showy in zone 3a. It does spread but I do not consider it invasive.

Neutral

On Feb 4, 2006, Gabrielle from (Zone 5a) wrote:

Also known as 'Feesey's Form'.

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